This is the bounty that was overflowing my Ambrose Farm CSA bag this week: 1) Asparagus 2) Beets 3) Musclun Mix 4) Kale 5) Broccoli 6) Onion 7) Strawberries 8) Arugula (two bags!) 9) Carrots 10) Radishes; and 11) a dozen Eggs (from Chucktown Chicken).
I brought the bag home, emptied it on the kitchen counter, and Jason and I took a moment to take it all in. We sniffed beets and talked about radishes in salad or with just a little salt. We decided we could use kale instead of spinach in lots of recipes and held cool, speckled eggs in our palms. We also tried to figure out how much all this food would cost us if we walked into the grocery store and filled an identical bag of organic or farm-raised goodness, even if it weren’t local. We decided that, yes, this was much, much cheaper and that the surprise is so much more fun.
Each Wednesday, I’ll post pictures of the food we receive in our CSA bag, and each week I’ll update you on how we’ve used our veggies and eggs. I will tell you that I used half a beet this morning, and I plan on using some eggs and greens tonight for dinner. I do think the radishes might be a challenge, but I am more than a little excited about the strawberries.
What do you think? Do you have any recipe ideas for me? (And you get bonus points if you use all the ingredients in one dish!)